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Video: James Beard's Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

September 08, 2015


The smell of garlic roasting slowly in the oven is a pretty tough scent to beat, especially when it's married with celery, dry vermouth, and hearty herbs. In James Beard's own recipe for chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, pantry staples come together to create an intensely comforting and deeply flavored one-pot meal. Although the quantity of garlic called for in this Provençal dish may seem large, the sharp garlic flavor softens as it cooks down, and its sweeter, more delicate side shines through. Watch the step-by-step video below, as editorial director Alison Tozzi Liu demonstrates how to prepare this aromatic and delightful dish at home.

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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.